Buying Tickets

For in-person bookings, the Box Office is located at The Civic — Cnr of Queen Street &, 269-287 Wellesley Street West.

The Civic Box Office hours:
20 July – 7 August: Tuesday – Friday 1.00pm – 6.00pm; Saturday 11.00am – 4.00pm

Note: The Box Office will close at 5.00pm on 25 July, 26 July, & 3 August.

Tickets for all film screenings at NZIFF 2024 are only available through or from relevant venues.

Advance bookings: Available online from Friday 19 July and from the NZIFF Box Office, The Civic.
20 July – 7 August: Tuesday – Friday 1.00pm – 6.00pm; Saturday 11.00am – 4.00pm


During NZIFF 2024: Tickets for all screening available from the venue box offices from 30 minutes before the first NZIFF session commences until 15 minutes after the start of the final NZIFF session for the day

We recommend you book early to secure the best seats. Seats are allocated on the basis of best available at the time of booking. Please note that all advance bookings for The Civic and ASB Waterfront Theatre screenings will be allocated in the Stalls first.

Online Bookings

Ticketing links can be found on the film pages or on the schedule page. To purchase multiple tickets in a single transaction, use the Add to Wishlist buttons to create a shopping cart.

You have the option to select your own seats if you book online, using the ‘CHANGE SEAT’ button before you complete your purchase.

Tickets purchased online will be emailed to you. You do not need to print your ticket - simply show your ticket on your mobile phone to the ushers at the venue. If you have booked concession tickets (Senior, Student, Film Society Member or Film Guild Member), you may be asked to show ID. Please ensure your ticket is loaded and ready for presentation.

Phone Bookings

09 302 0043

Tuesdays to Fridays 1.00pm - 6.00pm
Saturdays 11.00am - 4.00pm

During festival, 8-18 August: 10.00am - 8.00pm daily


All venues have wheelchair access and wheelchair seats can be booked online, in-person or by phone. If you require any assistance, please phone 09 302 0043

The Civic and ASB Waterfront Theatre have hearing loops. Please advise the ticket seller when purchasing your tickets of your needs.

In Person bookings

Tickets are available from the box office at The Civic.

The Civic Box Office hours:
Friday 19 July: 10.00am – 6.00pm
20 July – 7 August: Tuesday – Saturday 1.00pm – 6.00pm

Note: The Box Office will close at 5.00pm on 25 July, 26 July, & 3 August.

Schools and Groups

For group bookings of 20 or more people contact

Redeeming Multi-Trip Passes

Multi-trip passes can be purchased in advance online at until Thursday 11 July and in person from the NZIFF Box Office at The Civic from Friday 19 July, or from NZIFF venues during the NZIFF 2024 dates.

Purchase multi-trip passes before Thursday 11 July and secure your tickets for NZIFF 2024 films before they are on public sale. Information on redeeming your passes for tickets will be emailed to you and film preference close off date is Monday 15 July.

Note: Online redemption not available

Multi-trip passes can be redeemed for tickets in advance or on the day of your selected film at NZIFF box offices for any session that is not sold out. Multi-trip passes are valid for all sessions subject to seat availability, except Eno

Passes are flexible and can be used in any configuration up to the number of tickets (e.g you may wish to use your pass for 10 tickets to one film or two tickets for five films). Passes cannot be refunded, either in part or in full. Tickets booked via a pass cannot be refunded if a particular film is cancelled but may be transferred to a different film (subject to availability). 

Day Sales During NZIFF (from 8 August)

Tickets available for purchase from venue box offices during the dates of the festival from 30 minutes prior to the first NZIFF screening that day until 15 minutes after the last screening commences.


Please note that NO REFUNDS will be given for tickets (either unused, uncollected or collected late) or Multi-Trip Passes (either in part or in full). Bookings once made cannot be altered. Please choose carefully as there are no seat swaps, exchanges or refunds, except as required by law.